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Modifieds The open wheel version of a stock car has a wide range of variations as well as the supermodfied which is a closer relative to the sprint car.



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Old 06-02-2009, 02:03 AM   #1
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Wondering if you all could help me gather a list of all past CARC Modified champions and rookies of the year to post on the new CARC website. Any and all would be great just throw out a name and year.
Thanks -Frank Denning
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Old 06-02-2009, 05:56 AM   #2
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Maybe one of the old timers from CARC has a list of what you are looking for.

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If this list needs to be corrected or amended please do so.
This is a start, but not sure this will help, sorry no rookies

Colorado Automobile Racing Club (CARC)

In 1952 the Colorado Automobile Racing Club moved from Englewood Speedway to Lakeside Speedway.

Lakeside Speedway Season Track Champions

Pete Ducker
1952

Keith Lane
1953

Don Dunlap
1954

Fritz Wilson
1956
1957


Jim Malloy
1959
1960


Sam Sauer
1963

Don Wilson
1965
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971


Jack Graham
1973
1974
1975


Terry Daniels
1980
1981
1982




"Stay tuned for the greatest spectacle in racing" ~ Sid Collins

LAKESIDE - Late at night by the old Lakeside Speedway, you can hear the ghosts - The barking, crackling "Flathead Fords", the zinging "Chevy Stove Bolt's", The rumbling of the "KK-Offy's", and the snarling "Ford V8-60's". Listen and faintly hear the announcer say, "Ladies and gentlemen, the line up for the trophy dash," and the place would erupt with the mix echoes of cheers and boo's...Remember...

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Old 06-02-2009, 01:39 PM   #3
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Champions:
Red Fitzwater: 1948, 1949
Don Padia: 1950
Sam Gallo: 1951
Bill Starks: 1955, 1958
Fritz Wilson: 1956, 1957
Jack Thoms: 1961, 1962, 1964
Sam Sauer: 1963
Billy Vaughn: 1966
Blu Plemons: 1972
Don Wilson: 1976
Pat Petrie: 1977 (co-winner), 1979
Chuck Starr: 1977 (co-winner)
Frank Denning: 1983
Rookie of the year:
Butch Wallace: 1972
Bruce Rhoades: 1981(?)
Tim McIntyre: 1984 (postumously)
Dave Hayden: 1970(?)
Limited Modified:
Les Rohrig: 1983
Butch Wallace: 1984

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Old 06-03-2009, 05:57 AM   #4
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Lakeside Speedway Season Track Champion

Pete Ducker
1952


This is what I remember of what Arthur Ducker, Pete's dad, explained about his son's death.

Pete (Ducker) died November 14, 1953 in Phoenix, Arizona at the Arizona State Fairgrounds. It was at a AAA Midget Championship Race, during which the steering apparatus on Pete’s midget race car collapsed, causing it to catapult into the infield and roll several times. Ducker was killed instantly. Arthur was not told at what point (lap) during the race that Pete’s crash occurred. Pete Ducker was also a member of the RMMRA.

This was told to me a couple of years later after my mom and I moved to an apartment (after dad died) that was owned by Arthur Ducker in Denver, Colorado, one block from the Denver/Englewood city line.



"Stay tuned for the greatest spectacle in racing" ~ Sid Collins

LAKESIDE - Late at night by the old Lakeside Speedway, you can hear the ghosts - The barking, crackling "Flathead Fords", the zinging "Chevy Stove Bolt's", The rumbling of the "KK-Offy's", and the snarling "Ford V8-60's". Listen and faintly hear the announcer say, "Ladies and gentlemen, the line up for the trophy dash," and the place would erupt with the mix echoes of cheers and boo's...Remember...

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Old 06-03-2009, 11:06 AM   #5
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Frank, Please note Butch Wallace was rookie of the year in 1972 NOT '73 as I originallly posted. I've corrected that post.
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Thank you all for your time. That is a huge help. All I am missing is 1946, 1947, 1978, and 1984 thru 2003. And I still need all the rookies. Its funny how everyone remembers a champion!
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Frank, information from 1946-7 is pretty scetchy. Dick Issacs was president, and the club raced at several tracks. They raced at the rodeo grounds on Table Mountain, then the Adams County fairgrounds at Brighton, and at the Arapahoe County fairgrounds in Littleton. If I had to make an educated guess I would say Keith Andrews was the 1946 Champion. He raced amoung others, a car owned by the Syer brothers with a Studebaker engine that was supposed have been in an Indy car. Pappy Hendricks also drove that car. Keith also raced in the CarraPanamerica Mexican road race with Blu Plemons as co-driver. That ws in 1954. They finished 3rd in their class. This was in a borowed car and a shoestring budget. Sadly Keith was killed while practicing for the Indy 500.

Dick Issacs was killed while driving Bob "Connie" Conrad's model A roadster. Conrad's car was powered by reverse cam Crager overhead converted Ford 4 cylinder.

In 1947 Lafe Ellsworth was president. Lafe was the consumate promoter. In addition to racing at Englewood speedway, under Lafe the CARC promoted races in Kansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Again information is very scetchy. You might want to contact Blu Plemons, Charlie Mullenhour, or Don Clark. They might be able to help fill the gaps.

Futher Champions:
Rick Carelli: 1978, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988
In 1993 the club reactivated and ran a couple of shows in Cheyenne but I don't think they declared a champion.

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Champion:
Troy Ross: 1994
Rookie of the year: none
Bob Land: 1995, 1997, 1998
Todd Ediger: 1996

Rookie of the year:
Todd Ediger: 1995
Greg McLaughlin: 1996

These are about all the blanks that I can fill in. I would think you could get a hold of Bruce Rhoades who most likely could fill you in on the 2000's.


If you don't know how to get ahold of the old guys, PM me. I don't want to put their #'s on here.
Chris Ertler

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Old 06-04-2009, 01:43 PM   #8
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According to Bill Hill's book "Decades of Daring Midget racing in the Rocky Mountains" Keith Andrews was indeed CARC champ in 1946 driving for Harry and George Syer. Andrews loved the roadsters and continued on in them part time while concentrating on the midgets, through 1949. I have 3 1948 CARC programs, and 1 1949 CARC program, but they don't give point standings or mention past champions, I'll post some scans of those programs soon.
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Most of my information comes from past conversations wth old timers. They were a wealth of information. Some came by way of "Roaring Roadsters #2" by Don Radbruch. And a lot comes from my collection of CARC memorabilia. I was club historian at one time.

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Old 06-04-2009, 06:00 PM   #10
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Chris is right I won the ROTY in 1981

I believe that Bob Land was champ in 97
1998 Bob Land
1999 Bruce Rhoades-I think that Kevin King was ROTY
2000 Bruce Rhoades
2001 Rich Bubak
2002 Bruce
2003 Bob Land - Bob Swanson ROTY
2004 Gary Land & Bill Willingham tied for Championship
2005 Gary?
2006 Wayne Swanson
and I think that you know who won in 07 & 08
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